Hello Kitty Punishment ?

Using "Hello Kitty" as a punishment? This is one accessories that young and old girls love. Reported in the NY Times: BANGKOK, Aug. 7 — It is the pink armband of shame for wayward police officers, as cute as can be with a Hello Kitty face and a pair of linked hearts.
A police officer in Bangkok shows a pink Hello Kitty armband.
No matter how many ribbons for valor a Thai officer may wear, if he parks in the wrong place, or shows up late for work, or is seen dropping a bit of litter on the sidewalk, he can be ordered to wear the insignia.
“Kitty is a cute icon for young girls. It’s not something macho police officers want covering their biceps.” This new humiliation is supposed to keep officers in line.
I suggest maybe wearing a false mustache instead of a "Hello Kitty" armband. What are young girls suppose to think if this is viewed as a reprimand?
What do you think?
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BellaRose said...

I think "Hello Kitty" is hiding her head in shame.

flirty girl said...

I LOVE Hello Kitty! I would love to get my hands on one of those armbands, maybe I should browse Ebay?!

That is just a bizarre article. That would never fly in the U.S. It suggests that feminine is shameful and underscores that Asian cultures are still VERY male centric. So disappointing.

myfairlady said...

I agree. How do all the young girls that see this think? But then isn't this where girl babies are cast aside?

bobbi said...

What a disgrace to use "Hello Kitty" as a humiliation. Couldn't they think of a better penalty, like loss of wages? Where are the manufacturers of this cute accessory line? Aren't they outraged, or mildly upset that their product line is being used this way?

mommamia said...

That's a riot !!!